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Sailng on Windwanderer.
No Photos 18th Nov 2013
Monday 18th November 2013

Monday 18th November 2013

19 50’S. 171 .26’E

318NM to go

9am

Well  another boring rough day, although the ocean has been a mixed bag, from shocking swells to calm seas, but the calm does not last long I tell you.

I have done everything and anything to stop the boredom but nothing is working from cooking to cleaning, to reading a book on The Captains  kindle, to playing games on the laptop, to watching movies but nothing is working, I miss my Ipad.

Then I hooked a fish, yay the first one in awhile, I had changed lures and found a tiny flying fish on deck so put that on as well and a squirt of WD40 for good measure.

It was not in the water any longer than 5mins we I got the strike, just when I had layed down for asleep, up I jumped and played around with it for awhile, got it towards the back of the boat and could see it was a mahi mahi, so decided to leave it out there for awhile to wear itself out.

I then layed back down and slept for a few hours, when I got back up to check it, it was still swimming away quite happily, I could not believe it I thought for sure it would be dead by now, I started to pull it in thinking it must be at least warn out by now, boy was I wrong, these guys are one tough fish. He fought all the way, I managed to get his head out of the water and left him there for awhile.

I had some cleaning still left to do, so decided to do that first as I knew I would need a shower after filleting the fish and if I had to clean after that well then I would need another shower, so halfway through the cleanup I go check how this guy is doing, and he is finally dead, so I rush through the rest of the cleaning go change into my fish cleaning clothes,( yeah I do have those they are the ones that have the most holes and stains on them, ) and go find my fishing knife for The Captain to sharpen, only to look over the rail, with my vision of a nice fish bake for dinner gone. OMG I could not believe it, I even checked three times, and it was hooked on hard the only thing I can think of was that a much bigger fish must have got it.

So back to the boring life again I was so not happy, and the veggie dish we had for dinner really did not help…haha

Well tomorrow is another day.



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